MCO Day 58 ~ 14 May 2020 (Thursday)

After my usual MCO-style morning workout of stairs-climbing (5th floor > 18th floor > Ground floor), I jogged for another 30 minutes in the 10-ish a.m. sun.  I find that jogging under the morning sun gives me a lot of energy and elevates my mood (not to mention the sunshine vitamin / Vitamin D), besides giving me a dose of a much needed serotonin. Usually, I will use the stairs to walk back to my unit on the 5th floor.  Today after stairs-climbing and jogging, I walked in the sizzling sun to the  nearby shops to buy red dates and kuih from my favorite stall. The kuih seller has recently re-opened her stall. I was so happy to see her and her kuihs, my ultimate kryptonite!

When I got home, I quickly gobbled down the fattening kuihs which I missed so much.  Sherilyn also prepped a droolicious Wanpaku sandwich (or Sando).  Stuffed with colorful vegetables, eggs, meat and layering ingredients, these solid Japanese sandwiches are pleasing not only to one’s eyes but appetite!

Sherilyn used whatever that she could find in the kitchen — eggs, onions and carrots.  She made two types off eggs – mashed eggs with mayo, scallions and sesame seeds and ramen eggs.

The onions were caramelized and carrots sauteed.  Bread is organic and homemade by mil.

This Sando recipe is a real keeper. It’s a cinch to prep, it’s healthy and the ingredients for layering are endless. The only snag is that you have to eat it immediately, otherwise the bread will turn soggy.

I hit 6,670 steps from my morning workout and another 2k steps at home doing chores. OK la, I can still hit over 8k steps during the MCO!💪🏻


Lunch was yet another super mouth-watering, lip-smacking Indonesian delight cooked by hubby’s Indon chef today. Selling at RM23 a set, the bento box consists of Nasi Minyak with Ayam Percik and peanut sauce, prawns + petai (stinky beans) Sambal, Vegetables Dalchar and Acar.  The fried shallots are housemade and are delightfully crunchy, sweet and aromatic.

Dinner: leftover Acar, Ayam Percik and prawn sambal, blanched celery and braised potato chicken.

My fridge is now empty and I have walk to the supermarket again tomorrow! Hubs has been busy at his shop and my poor car is still stuck in the car repair shop for the second week now as the mechanic is unable to find an OEM electrical system for my car. It now looks like hubs has to buy an original part and that is going to burn a BIG BIG BIG hole in his wallet as it can cost up to RM4.5k 😭🥵

To place your order on Catermate’s Halal bento boxes, kindly Whatsapp Alan at 019-266 4297. Thanks ❤️

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How to Get Fit at Home

You need to be fit, but you would prefer not to join a gym. Because it’s costly, there’s no recreational center helpful to you, or perhaps you are the independent type. You have an option for working out at your home, or you can always check out Algarve Golf Holiday blog for tips on how golf can be a fitness exercise. But, are you able to have an impartial exercise in the house?

Today, individuals don’t have the opportunity to go to the gym consistently.
Different wellness specialists state it doesn’t need much effort to work out at home. Several cheap gadgets can make your routine home workout quite easy such as push-up bars, exercise tubing, hand weights, and fit balls. In any case, even without any machines or props, you can build your muscles and burn calories.

For beginners, perform cardiovascular exercises at least thrice a week for 30 minutes. Ensure your quality exercise covers all significant muscles, in your back, abdomen, lower body, and chest area. Go for three sets of workouts ranging from 10 to 15 cycles of every exercise.

Regardless of what sort of activity you do, ensure you begin gradually. Then, step by step, increase your exercise duration and intensity. Also, pay attention to your body’s response to the exercise.

Concentrate on the muscles which you figure you ought to be working and check whether you feel it at that point. On the off chance that you’re working out your abdominal muscles and you feel it around your neck at that point, it’s wrong.
It’s additionally critical to check out what inspires you.

Home workout has evident favorable benefits. Be that as it may, you will experience some impediments, as well. Interruptions from the internet, pet, children, and telephone can hinder your exercise. It can be quite simple to find other things to do rather than a workout when you are at home.

Exercising very early in the morning is the best way to avoid interruption and to stay motivated. Individuals who workout in the morning are bound to stick to their workout routine compared to others.

Tips for home exercisers

Avoid boredom by challenging yourself. At home, you will not have the classes and assortment of hardware that are accessible at a rec center. So check the internet and read wellness magazines to look at new exercises and ensure you are exercising effectively.

Find a workout partner. You will be less inclined to make excuses when you have a plan to exercise with somebody else.

Have a workout schedule. Find a model of a plan and come up with your own monthly or weekly workout plan ahead of time. If anything comes up that requires altering the schedule, do it right away.

Use a diary to keep tabs on your progress. Note down all your achievements. If you have an awful day, record that as well. It will assist you in finding a pattern you can overcome.

Set objectives. You can have goals like losing weight or preparing for a marathon. Goals ought to be something you are not able to do at the moment, but you can reach it. Reward yourself for small achievements as you progress. Such rewards may include a pair of tennis shoes, workout gear, or a wellness magazine.

Make working out as essential to you as eating and sleeping. You need to consider it a way of life change. It does not end. Escape the mentality that working out is something you are just going to be doing for a short while.

Working out should be something that you enjoy and not an inconvenient task. Exercising away from the gym is now very easy with the available resources out there. You only need to have the right equipment and discipline to achieve your desired goal. Follow the above guidelines and make your workout fun.

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